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    February 8, 2013
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hundreds turned out at a prayer vigil at riverside city hall last night. his 27-year-old partner was wounded in the attack and is expected to survive. the names of the two officers have been kept a secret because authorities fear donor could go after their families next. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you with new developments during the newscast. the latest breaking news is on twitter at abc7 news bay area and on the web site at abc7news.com. >> in the bay area we are on the storm watch this morning as snow falls in the higher elevation and bay area roads are slick and will probably stay that way through the commute. now to abc7 news reporter live with that story. >> the showers are spotty this morning. it is not raining here but the streets behind me showed it was raining moments ago. it comes and goes but the good
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soaking happened last night when the rain started. lock at this video last night from civilian and daly city area. good rain came down. it has been a while. so, some people had their umbrellas and paid attention and knew it was coming and others were caught off guard. it ised in -- it is understandable. we have not had a good rain since december. january is the third most dry january on record. the rain is finally here. expect it to be spotty through the morning so keep that in mind headed to work or wherever you are headed. don't put the umbrella away yet. it is here. you will need it. after today it is locking like you will be able to store the umbrella because it will be dry after this so put up with it now because it won't be here for long. >> our storm is relatively minor
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compared to the northeast where they are preparing for huge blizzard forecasted to hit the same areas slammed by super storm sandy last year. now a look at flurries falling in new york city right now. that will make traffic tough in the city. blizzard wantings took affect an hour and a half ago for new york city and parts of new jersey and long island, connecticut and massachusetts are also under a blizzard wanting. you can see very few people. know is expected to fall today and continue into the weekend with forecasters saying it is poised to dump selfibls -- several inches of snow an hour and by the time it is over 3 feet of snow could be on the ground. airlines cancel 3,200 flights including 30 flights from the bay area. we will go live to abc7 news reporter at sfo to see how it is impacting travel there today. >> tonight, a vigil is held for a 13-year-old girl found murdered in fairfield.
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the girl's body was discovered friday morning at a park. the vigil will be held at the park at 6:30 tonight. fairfield police are asking for the public's help to find the killer. >> it will be a meaningful ceremony for 85 new highway patrol officers sworn in west sacramento dedicated in on of fallen bay area c.h.p. officer who was gunned down during a traffic stop last september on interstate 680. his family members will attend the ceremony and help pin badges on the new sworn officers. >> caltrain has determined the state bridges are safe. the sacramento bee reported a technician who tested the structural integrity on the bay bridge falsified tests on other projects. the report says that foundations
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underpinning thousands of bridges and other structures across the state are safe. in the review caltrain says irregularities were limited in scope and rare. an independent review is expected some time in the next few months. >> google is hoping to have their own runway at the san jose airport to take off and land the corporate jet any time. there is a deal in the works to build a new facility on a parking lot on the west side of the airport. here is a rendition of what it would look like. mercury news reporting that the $82 million facility would be a private airport if google and other large corporate jets. the deal brings in a lot of money for the airport, more than $2.5 million a year u.n. in rent. >> the precipitation mike has been warning us about has been costly with a car rolled on the highway yesterday. >> i saw a car in 101 flipped on
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its side this morning. >> be safe. here is mike with the forecast. >> that gives you an idea what we are dealing with. live doppler 7 hd shows san mateo bridge, to wood side that is where we are seeing the better radar runs. sliding to this area, silver creek valley road, headed into the narrow parts of the santa clara valley coming out of san jose you can see on the alpine road, highway 35, summit road, that is where we are getting radar returns that are color-coded so that means a possible winter mix. lingering shoring through 7:00 and 36 to 42 is the temperature spread. through noon, a dry push of air and the clouds open and
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temperatures are near 50. in the afternoon, partly cloudy and breezy and low 50's. have a jacket this evening, we are in the low-to-mid 40's. moving forward, we have a slow warming trend as the dry air takes over, mid-to-upper 50's and near 60's on sunday and more fists h 60's for monday. >> most of the areas you mention that have rain have accidents. southbound 680 in pleasanton area, the accident is off the roadway not blocking a lane but there will be a tow truck arriving. southbound 680 at sick -- sick more valley road, there is a spin out. and the east shore freeway, traffic is light flowing nicely moving into the bay bridge and macarthur maze. kristen and eric? >> 4:38.
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>> it is looking up in san jose. that is the mayor's message in the state of the city address. >> let dreams of another world series trophy begin, where giant fans can have fun with the top players this weekend. >> but, first the tech bytes. >> more evidence that facebook weaves a tangled web with many users sent to a facebook error page. the problem is fixed now. hundreds of full films on youtube despite efforts to stop copyright violations including disney. yesterday, disney blocked the films on youtube. the much anticipated iphone app is available, mailbox, with 250,000 people on the waiting list. the free app is easier to use. and gameers are excited about
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>> cupertino, concord, wine country and the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. 4:41. live doppler 7 hd showing you where the storms are coming into the bay area right now. the colors will be interpreted by mike just ahead. >> this morning, investigators are warning of a door-to-door scam in san mateo county. a group people has been going around trying to sell magazine descriptions to benefit the reason amend mcdonald house. they are well dressed and plight but not affiliated with the organization. the reason amend mcdonald house only used speciality event and fundraisers to finance
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expenses. >> a search of a shipping container at the port of oakland turned up thousands of rounds of ammunition. customs and border agents seized 2,300 rounds hidden in air filters in three cars from mongolia. it happened last month but authorities are only now revealing it. the ammunition and vehicles are worth $45,000. the vehicles belong to a bay area resident. authorities not releasing his name because no criminal charges have been filed. >> safety in san jose is a chief concern among residents and the mayor. he is hoping residents will agree to a tax increase to beef up a struggling police department. the mayor laid out the plan in the state of the city address. our news reporter has details. >> san jose's mayor was quick to set the tone for the state of the city address. >> i would love to tell you i am not talk about the budget. that would be a pleasant change but that is still our biggest challenge. >> there is a small surplus this
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year it is still not enough to beef up the city's struggling police department. layoffs, low morale and pension reform have shrunk the department to under 1,000. >> my priority is public safety. >> the crime rate has gone up. last year there were 46 homicides, the highest in 20 years. the mayor promises to add 200 officers the next two years but the police officers union wants more. >> people are looking for san jose to pay a competitive wage for police officers. the market rate san jose pays is much less than any of the surrounding cities. >> to get it back on track, the mayor is suggesting up to half a sent sales tax. >> in 2014 we can explain to the public if they give us additional revenues we will restore services. >> until we get out of this situation we probably need the money. >> there was a small group of people not on board with the vision worried about crime.
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>> you saying, we are good for business. right now what we are good for is murder is business. >> the mayor ended the speech by hearing the long-term goals of fixing the streets and improving education and restoring city staffing levels. >> it is 4:44. if you use the richmond san rafael bridge this weekend, expect delays. starting tonight at 7:00, the far left lane of westbound 580, the fast track lane approaching the plaza will be closed. crews from caltrain and the bay area toll authority will install new collection equipment. it should re-open by monday morning. >> giant fans have the first opportunity since the big victory down market street last year to see the world series champions. the giants are holding the 20th annual dance fest tomorrow at at&t park at pier 48, as well. there will be more than 4,000
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fans. the team has reconfigured the lay out to keep the concourses open to traffic. long lines and wait times are expected for autographs so they recommend other fan attractions including taking pictures with both the 2010 and 2012 world series trophies at pier 48 along with the america's cup trophy. admission is free. it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. now we have told much i will have to wait in longer lines for the autographs. >> but will you wait with your umbrella? >> now, you will need sunglasses but temperatures are in the 50's. we have to get through the morning. good morning, everyone, 4:46. you can see the golden gate bridge. wet but not raining. live doppler 7 hd shows it is raining over the tri-valley headed through fremont and san jose. you can see the rain this. on the peninsula the rain is
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lifting and the greatest shows are over the ocean. the last three hours you can see this system rolling through and it will take a couple more hours to exit the south bay. when it does, by 7:00 or 8:00, that is it, we are finished with the showers if today. now, temperatures are cooler in most areas fog becoming a problem around santa rosa and three quarters of a mile and 34 for you, and look at the low-to-mid 40's in the san jose area at 42. becoming partly cloudy today and still below average, clear tonight and cold, and frost is possible inland valleys to protect the pets and plants during the overnight hours. warming trend begins tomorrow. now, a look at what is going on, upstairs a cold front from yesterday with a trough and a low that the system is bringing
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us, the last push of showers the next two or three hours. you can see in the overnight hours we had the heavy rain rolling through with .07" in san francisco and snow falling in the santa cruz mountains and by 9:00 or 10:00 it will be gone with increasing sunshine this afternoon. a slight breeze is possible which could make it feel cooler. we will get .1" in the mountains. we have a king tide at 9:28 and saturday morning at 10 chp -- 10:21. temperatures are today are in the low-to-mid 50's. tomorrow, mid-to-upper 50's under sunny skies and mid-50's at the coast but nearing 60 everywhere else and 60's dominate the forecast monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. have a great day. sue? >> with the wet roads we have a
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high possibility of solo pinouts with speeds too high. we have that in the santa cruz mountains, a car spun out there and is sideways blocking the left lane, so, tow trucks are en route to clear that out of the way. good news in pleasant ton, southbound 680 at stone ridge, and eastbound highway 4 until 5:30 this morning and westbound is looking good out of antioch. now, the bay bridge toll plaza, on friday morning, it is slight so far with wet roads but no delays. kristen and eric? >> a washington, dc, superior court judgment, has ruled hearings in the 2001 levy case will be closed to the public and media. the man convicted of murdering levy is asking the judge if a new trial. hearings have been held behind closed doors the last several weeks. parents of the intend from modesto told abc7 that all they have been told by federal
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prosecutors is that secret closed door hearings have been held since december. they understand that the hearings have to do with a witness not telling the truth. the prosecution have credited undisclosed safety issues in arguing that the hearings should be sealed. >> more bay area communities are joining the effort to get guns off the street. east palo alto, and menlo park are joining forces for a gun buyback event scheduled for saturday february 23 at east palo alto city hall on university avenue. protect our children bay area is the nonprofit hosting the buy back. >> coming up, a family fights back after being hit by burglars not once but four times. the crooks they caught in the act. >> a man and woman willing to get tattoos for a
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>> good friday morning. now, the san mateo bridge, you can see it looks like there is
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rain on the bridge. showers have moved through the bridge and right now traffic is moving fine but be careful this morning because the shows are able to respond up during the morning hours. we will check with mike nicco for the forecast coming up. >> we are learning details of what could be a pricey grand opening celebration for the new bay bridge. a proposed labor day grand opening celebration includes plans to allow 125,000 people to walk across the bridge before the new span opens to traffic. that would cost more than $5.5 million for basics like transportation and security. a nonprofit group would have to raise the money. the idea is discussed at a public meeting next week. >> mineta san jose international airport will not see another dreamliner flight until at least the end of many. all boeing 787 dreamliner remain grounded from san jose to tokyo. boeing wanted to test new flights of the troubled boeing 787 dreamliner after a
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successful landing in seattle yesterday. the national transportation safety board found a short circuit in a cell in the battery at thest of the problem. officials are still unable to say what caused the short circuit. any are reviewing the design of the battery. >> an unusual auction is helping raise money for the san francisco spca. two employees are getting inked for charity. they have lots of tattoos but the next are up for auction on e-bay. the winning bidder decides what the tattoo is. bidding ends today at noon and they get the tattoos tonight at an adoption festival. it will benefit the spca, the bids are $205 each. >> that is not a kaepernick tattoo but a cater nic. >> very nicely done. >> very nice.
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>> now, we will talk about what is happening at home by looking at showers fading through the morning. if you live south of san mateo bridge we will have the better chance of showers the next hour. 34 to 44. it is cooler. mostly sunny. cool and dry. 50 to 56. chilly this evening dropping into the 40's to near 50 degrees under increasing stars. you can see the low right here sitting on us and sliding to the south. scatter the snow showers in the sierra, possible 28 today. showers south of sacramento and through the grapevine check ahead because there could be snow to around 4,000' and mid-to-upper 50's in southern california today. >> a couple of incidents. good news in the santa cruz mountains, a solo pin out has been cleared and traffic is getting by. a new report of a solo spinout
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at highway 13 coming out of the tunnel in the oakland area with slick roads there. speed is a big factor. take it easy. road work westbound dumbarton bridge will be picked up in five minutes and eastbound there is road work until 6:00 this morning san rafael headed southbound the roads are wet again with traffic moving nicely from novato to central san rafael. kristen and eric? >> a family is fighting back after getting hit by burglars not once but four times. the most recent incident happened last month. they posted this video to help police track the crooks. two women were casing the home and they discover no one is there, two men come in to finish the job. the family has an alarm system and when alarm sounds the thieves went running. >> the good thing about the alarm they had in this incident, it was loud, the louder and more
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obnoxious the better, it alerts other neighbors. that is what happened. >> the best ways to protect your him is to get to know your neighbors and keep an eye out. >> muni will have throughs of passengers riding for free revealing 18,000 students is signed up for program giving free muni passes to low income youth. most are from the san francisco unified school district. students have to be eligible for subsidiesed lunch programs. applications are processed. the program begins march 1. >> new research suggests increasing the price of alcohol could help lives. alcohol-related deaths were studyied in british columbia and 10 percent high in the minimum price of booze was followed up by a 32 percent drop in the death rate. researchers concluded that making alcohol more expensive caused heavy drinkers to drink less. the study results are published
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in the journal "addiction." hundreds of police officers are on the manhunt for the ex-cop accused of killing three. >> the celebrity connection to the bizarre case. a surge in smartphone theft in what could be the best weapon to keep you from becoming a
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before it does we have parting gifts to people including castro trail and livermore and redwood city and san mateo with light showers now. this is sliding to the south. you will get wet through the dib -- dublin grade you will get wet. the low is curling as it spins to the south with clearing showing up north with fog developing there. temperatures are running in the 30's inland. by the afternoon hours, sun will shine. a few clouds. temperatures in the low-to-mid 50's. >> and stoneridge area we had an accident clear out there and the rain is affecting the drive. west 24 at highway 13, a solo spin out out of tunnel blocking a lane of traffic. we have road work north 101, in

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